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Interface design as experimental system: politics of interfaces and algorithms

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April 13, 2015, 14:00h
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Interface design as experimental system: politics of interfaces and algorithms


Lecture by Matthias Tarasiewicz
The “control room” not only serves its function for (critical) decision making, but it also represents a space where the “control” is designed into the language of the interface. In this talk, Matthias Tarasiewicz will present critical aspects of the classic understanding of a “control room” - in its history of human-computer interaction, but also from the perspective of “interface governance”. 
 
The interface as “epistemic space” is of large relevance to the laboratory, where the decisions of the “interface design” already represent a pre-selection of possible results that could be observed. In this context “interface design as experimental system” is discussed, in regards to post-digital interface criticism and the politics of algorithms.
 
 
Matthias Tarasiewicz co-founded the group  5uper.net and the CODED CULTURES initiative (media arts festival and research platform). Being active as a digital bricoleur / coder, project manager, curator, researcher and technology theorist since the last millenium, he is developing experimental media prototypes and creating projects on the intersections of media, arts, technology and science. Publications: Coded Cultures (Springer, 2011); Exploring Creative Emergences ( 5uper.net, 2009). 

Deeply involved in coding and decoding (both literally and theoretically) he researches in the fields of artistic technologies, experimental documentation and technology appropriation.
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